Dr Seán Barnes

Dr Seán Barnes

Dr Seán Barnes is working to realise the potential of business to have a positive influence on the world. Following on from study and various government and consultancy roles in professional engineering, Seán leads the FWD: programme at Ākina, which seeks to grow social and environmental impact in NZ through growing social procurement. His work includes providing advisory support to businesses, connecting businesses to social enterprise suppliers, building a marketplace for social procurement and supporting social enterprises to be procurement-ready. Seán is recognised as a big-picture thinker and communicator who loves to connect people, thinking and ideas to lead change.



Procurement: Unlocking Investment, Investment Unlocking Impact

By Dr Seán Barnes20th of November 2018

The following provocation by Dr Seán Barnes forms one part of Financing the Future, our dynamic content project exploring the market opportunities for impact investment in Aotearoa New Zealand. The project is…